Become a USA Triathlon Official!
Officials are of critical importance at USA Triathlon sanctioned events. Officials uphold and enforce USAT rules and help ensure the safety of participants. You can become a USAT official by participating at one of the many certification clinics held around the country each year.
About the clinics.
There is no charge for attending a USAT officials clinic. You must however, be a current member of USA Triathlon and bring your membership card. You also have the option of joining USA Triathlon at the clinic. Clinics are held in conjunction with a sanctioned event, and will have USA Triathlon officials assigned to marshal the race. The Officials Certification Clinic consists of approximately three hours of classroom lecture and discussion. Each clinic has a limited number of spaces and applicants are urged to contact the clinic instructor to reserve a space early.
Watch & listen to this 10 minute USAT Rules Overview from USAT Commissioner of Officials, Charlie Crawford.
2014 USAT Official CAT 5 Certification & USAT Official Recertification Clinics
3/8 – Los Altos, CA – Stanford Tri [Draft Legal Rules] – CLOSED
4/4 – Tempe, AZ – USAT Collegiate Nationals – [Draft Legal and USAT Rules] – CLOSED
5/2 – Lake San Antonio, CA – Wildflower Triathlon – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
5/17 – Honolulu, HI – Honolulu Triathlon – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
5/31 – San Francisco, CA – Escape from Alcatraz – [USAT Rules] - OPEN
7/25 – Santa Rosa, CA – Full Vineman – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
8/22 – Santa Barbara, CA - SB Triathlon – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
9/27 – Carpinteria, CA – Carpinteria Triathlon – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
10/4 – Lake Lopez, CA – Tinley’s Triathlon – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
10/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pumpkinman Tri – [USAT Rules] – OPEN
10/25 – Oceanside, CA – Lifetime Oceanside Tri – [USAT Rules] – INVITE ONLY
Contact: J. Ritterbeck – USAT SW Region Officials Coordinator -firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to sign up for a clinic, please contact J. Ritterbeck and submit the USAT Officials Certification Clinic application via email to J. and Charlie Crawford (Charlie.Crawford@USATriathlon.org).
Download the USAT CAT 5 clinic application here.
Download the USAT Officials Recertification application here.
For more information about the USAT Officials program please visit USA Triathlon.